RECONSIDERATION ON SPACE TOUR VEHICLE "KANKOH-MARU" FROM THE STANDPOINT OF SAFETY STANDARD
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The Japanese Rocket Society (JRS) proposed a draft the "Spaceworthiness" standard for future commercial space tour vehicles in 2000. "Spaceworthiness" is a coined word. It is a safety standard for future commercial passenger space vehicles, parallel to the existing airworthiness standard for aircraft. On the other hand Kankoh-maru was designed in 1995 as a result of the first phase of space tourism study in the JRS. Therefore Kankoh-maru design dose not completely satisfy "Spaceworthiness" standard. This paper describes the result of the reconsideration of the Kankoh-moru design with respect to the "Spaceworthiness" standard.
JSTS 19(1), 11-16, 2003-03
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